Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) has officially endorsed a candidate in the crowded race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Davis announced his support for California Sen. Kamala Harris during a press conference held July 28 at MacArthur’s Restaurant in Chicago.
“I think it’s important that she be the candidate because she’s top flight and understands the issues,” Davis said, referencing Harris’ experience as California’s former attorney general as well as some of her campaign positions.
Harris was California’s first female, Jamaican-American and Indian-American attorney general and is the first U.S. senator of that Jamaican and Indian ancestry.
“She’s demonstrated through her work that she agrees with eliminating the cash bail bond system that we’ve been talking about,” Davis said. “Why should a person sit in jail for a minor crime or misdemeanor because they ain’t got no money? Why should a guy behind in his child support have to sit in jail when you can’t possibly make any money to pay child support? That’s kind of an oxymoron.”